One hour from the Phoenix metropolitan area, an hour from Flagstaff, Prescott and Payson, and located on Interstate 17, Camp Verde is a convenient place to visit. But it is not just convenience that makes it an attractive place. It also plays host to a variety of attractions that are sure to satisfy all taste and all ages.
Camp Verde is the gateway to the Verde Valley wine country, with wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms spread throughout the area. The 104-acre Out of Africa is one of the most unique wildlife parks (don’t call it a zoo!) in the world and the perfect place to bring the family. Cliff Castle Casino has been rated as the state’s best casino for over a decade, not just for its gaming and entertainment, but because it also offers venues for the entire family.
Out of Africa
Out of Africa Wildlife Park is one of Arizona’s best wildlife theme parks, but don’t call them a Zoo! It is a place where family and friends gather to experience oneness with animals and each other during safaris, tours, walks, observations, and shows of wild-by-nature animals in their own, natural splendor. An unforgettable wildlife experience for the whole family.
Experience the wind ripping through your hair on a thrill ride over nature’s wildest predators. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime on a world-class zip line over Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde Arizona!
Wine Tasting in Camp Verde
With the combination of the perfect soil and the ability to irrigate, the Verde Valley has become a popular wine region in Arizona. In Camp Verde, we are proud to have three family owned and operated vineyards only a short distance from downtown, Alcantara Vineyards and Winery, Clear Creek Vineyard and Salt Mine Wine.
Cliff Castle Casino
Cliff Castle Casino is the perfect place to play, eat and stay, for all ages. Enjoy multiple dining options from Johnny Rockets, to Mountain Springs buffet, or spend the night in the new 122 room Cliff Castle Casino Hotel. This six story hotel tower offers luxurious rooms, workout room, indoor pool and a café featuring Lavazza coffee. Cliff Castle Casino is more than just the best Casino in town. Though, it’s that too – recognized as the best casino in Arizona for 19 years in a row!
Montezuma Castle and Montezuma's Well
Montezuma Well, a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, is a natural limestone sinkhole located 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Montezuma Castle, in Rimrock. These two National Monuments give us a glimpse in to the history and life of the Verde Valley.
Things to Do with the Whole Family
Best Italian in Northern Arizona
Main street and downtown Camp Verde are filled with local owned and operated restaurants that offer something for every taste bud. From tasty BBQ at Babe’s Round Up, to homestyle cookin’ at Verde Cafe, to a new favorite, the best Italian in Northern Arizona, Moscato. Read the reviews and plan to enjoy some of the best food in Arizona, right in the center of it all.
Antiquing in Camp Verde is like a real-life Pinterest, overflowing with repurposed and refinished pieces, handmade creations, rusty gold, and everything vintage. With almost a dozen antique, resale, thrift, and gift shops, Camp Verde is the perfect place to hunt for your very own idea of treasure. And did we mention these stores are locally owned? Go get your #shoplocal on.
Farm to Table
Camp Verde has a deep history in Agriculture. Today, our local farms not only offer the best sweet corn, pecans, and more by stand, but you can find many of their delicious produce in the next entree you order at many of our local restaurants including Moscato.